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Director of Nursing

Company: Lutheran Social Services.
Location: Jamestown
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center, located in Jamestown, NY, is seeking an experienced Director of Nursing to join our team of dedicated healthcare professionals. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operation of the Nursing Department in accordance with current Federal, State and local regulations that govern our skilled nursing facility while ensuring the highest degree of quality of care is maintained at all times.Qualifications and Skills: Minimum of a Nursing Degree from an accredited program; BSN preferred. Masters degree with progressively increasing experience is the ultimate goal. Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long term care facility or other related health care facility. Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of New York. Basic working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office. Responsibilities:

  • Develop maintain and periodical update written policies and procedures that govern the daily functions of the Nursing Department
  • Develop maintain and update the nursing Services procedures Manual and Nursing service objectives and philosophies.
  • Makes written and oral reports and recommendations to the Administrator as required concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.
  • Develops maintains and periodically updates written job descriptions for each level of nursing personnel in conjunction with HRD.
  • Develops methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the resident's care.
  • Participates in facility inspections made by authorized government agencies.
  • Assists the Quality Assurance Committee in developing, improving, implementing and communicating appropriate plans of action to correct identified deficiencies.
  • Performs administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting as necessary.
  • Evaluates and implements recommendations based on resident care functions from established committees as they pertain to Nursing.
  • Determines staffing needs of the Nursing Department necessary to meet the total needs of the residents.
  • Assists the Administrator and VP of HRD in recruitment and selection of Nursing personnel.
  • Delegates to nursing services administrative nurses/charge nurses/ nursing supervisors and coordinates the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary to perform their assigned duties.
  • Administers Performance Reviews effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Administers Disciplinary Processes effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Makes daily rounds of the nursing department to ensure that all nursing personnel are performing their work assignments in accordance with acceptable nursing standards.
  • Ensures that direct nursing care be provided by a licensed nurse, C.N.A. or aide qualified to perform the procedures.
  • Oversees the completion of applicable inservice training, personal protective practices/ supplies, safety practices and departmental policies and procedures through designated nursing personnel.
  • Plans, leads, organize and controls needed resources for Nurse mangers.
  • Provides direct nursing care as necessary.
  • Encourages nursing supervisory staff to attend and participate in outside training programs and schedules times as appropriate.
  • Assists Nurse Educator in the development of training programs for the nursing staff. Ensures that these program meet the continuing education requirements which allow licensed personnel to keep licenses on an active status.
  • Functions as Program Coordinator for NATP..
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep updates of changes in the profession as well as maintaining own license.
  • Ensures that all nursing services personnel participate in and conduct all fire safety and disaster preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner.
  • Recommends to the Administrator the equipment and supply needs of the department.
  • Develops and implements procedures for the safe operation of all nursing services equipment.
  • Develops and maintains good rapport with all services involved with the care plan team to ensure that a team effort is achieved on developing comprehensive plans.
  • Prepares and plans the nursing departments budget and submits to Administrator for approval and recommendations.
  • Keeps abreast of economic/ conditions and recommends to the Administrator adjustments that provide quality care.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Monitors nursing care to ensure that all resident are treated fairly and with kindness dignity and respect.
  • Operates computer and various computer applications as needed.
  • Is able to operate independently and make quick decisions requiring action.
  • Deals tactfully with employees, residents family members, visitors, government agencies and the general public.
  • Maintains knowledge of nursing medical practices, procedures as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
  • Demonstrates leadership and supervisory ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other.
  • Must be a team player and adhere to sound and ethical practices.
  • Is certified in and uses behavioral and peer based interviewing techniques when hiring
  • Ensures staff are up to date on required trainings
  • Adheres to the Lutheran QAPI (Quality Assurance Performance Improvement) Plan by participating in efforts to improve the way we care for and engage with our residents and contributes to the solution for improving outcomes.
  • Safety – Follows required safety procedures
  • Inservices – Attends all required inservice training
  • Other duties as assignedDue to NY State mandates, the COVID 19 Vaccination is a condition of employment at Lutheran.Lutheran is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: Lutheran Social Services., Erie , Director of Nursing, Executive , Jamestown, Pennsylvania

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